San Diego Floral Association

General Meetings 2019
February 20 . April 17. June 19 . October 16

Next Meeting
Wednesday, February 20

Free and open to the public—all welcome.
1:00 p.m. Social
1:30 p.m. Business Meeting
2:00 p.m. Program
Program Place: Room 101, Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park
Speaker: Jacqueline Higgins, Director of Planning, Design, and Programs, Balboa Park Conservancy
Topic: “Documenting the Trees of Balboa Park”

Jacqueline Higgins

The urban forest of Balboa Park has delighted visitors for over a century. A green oasis in a growing city, the Park contains thousands of interesting and unusual trees.

The Balboa Park Conservancy is committed to identifying, inventorying and maintaining existing trees while establishing a planting program for the future. Since its formation, the Conservancy has worked with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and other partners to plant trees on the West Mesa, reactivate and turn the Plaza de Panama into one of San Diego’s primary public gathering spots, among many other projects. The Conservancy is currently developing plans and raising funds to completely restore the 100-year-old Botanical Building.

We are so pleased to welcome Jacqueline Higgins, The Conservancy’s Director of Planning, Design and Programs as our February Speaker. Jackie is a Landscape Architect with an 18 year history of restoration and irrigation design. She will describe the current tree program, and explain the exciting new tree identification service available for Park visitors.

Bring your small garden tools:
The San Diego Master Gardener Sharpening Group will return for this event. During the meeting they will inspect, clean, sharpen and oil two of your favorite small hand tools, including snips, small shears, scissors and pruners up to 10 inches. Mark your tools with your name. There is no charge for this wonderful service but a small donation to the San Diego Master Gardener Association is welcomed.

For further information call the SDFA office at 619-232-5762.

Mission: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region.